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7 Meditative Steps That Will Help You Manifest The New Year You Deserve

Imagine you had the ability to create the world of your absolute dreams around you. According to the law of attraction (also known as …

Spirituality

Training Tip of the Week: Guided Breathing

Welcome to the “Training Tip of the Week.” Swimming World will be bringing you a topic that we’ll explore every month with drills and concepts for …

14 of the Best Morning Routine Hacks Proven to Boost Productivity

These morning rituals will give you a boost toward success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the perfect morning routine that maximizes your lifestyle and predilections while squeezing the most productivity out of your days is a trial-and-error process. One …

High Fiber

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

The "Try New Things" Challenge: Adventures in Off-Trail Life

In 2015, the year before Limbo and I embarked on our thru-hike, we weren’t happy people. The biggest reason: we had the trail to look forward to. You …

12 Life-Changing Habits You Can Honestly Start Today

Ridiculously simple. H/T Quora

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32 lessons you learn traveling alone around the world

IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I’ve traveled around the world to different cities and countries including Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Buenos Aires, …

Buenos Aires

You Need to Do These 2 Hard Things to Be Happy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Deep down you know this is true.You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things most …

Walking

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not only does it create emotional health issues, like …

University of Michigan

How to Seem Witty Even if You're Not

Relax, introverts: Crafting a comeback shouldn't induce anxiety.<p>The French have an old expression, <i>l'esprit de l'escalier</i>, the spirit of the staircase. The Germans (who probably stole the expression from the French though they'd never admit it), call it <i>Stehr Witt</i>: "Stair Wit." It's the snappy answer …

Public Speaking

3 Reasons Why Meditation Is the Smartest Thing You Can Do for Your Career | Inc.com

<i>What are the benefits of meditation for busy, career-driven people? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Yuhna Kim, Founder & CEO of Simple Habit, on Quora:</b><p>A common issue for busy, …

Meditation

Our pursuit of happiness makes us sad - Futurity

"Depression rates are higher in countries that place a premium on happiness," says social psychologist Brock Bastian, who says to embrace other …

Happiness

The psychological benefits of being in a bad mood

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.<p>In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, …

6 ways to stop blocking your own success

Even the most excellent leaders sometimes find that one day, suddenly, what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same …

Self-improvement

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

What causes that feeling of being watched

You feel somebody is looking at you, but you don’t know why. The explanation lies in some intriguing neuroscience and the study of a strange form of brain injury.<p>Something makes you turn and see someone watching you. Perhaps on a busy train, or at night, or when you’re strolling through the park. …

The Brain

19 tricks for reading people's body language

If someone's crossing his arms, for example, you could assume that he's closed off, when in fact he's just cold.<p>That said, when you're trying to discern what a person is really thinking and feeling, it helps to know what kind of gestures and facial expressions to look for.<p>Because sometimes, a …

Body Language

13 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realized later that he or she is actually the …

Psychology

8 Things Successful People Do When They Don't Like Someone

Tip #6. Pick your battles.<p>Unless you’re a genetic anomaly, it’s likely you will meet people you don’t like throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s …

Self-help

9 science-backed ways to appear more attractive

Hotness is devilishly hard to generalize. A person's mood, cultural upbringing, and ability to get along with someone, for example, add up to radically different ideas about who's sexy and who's not.<p>That said, researchers <i>have</i> found some commonalities that seem to make people more attractive than …

Psychology

10 Daily Habits of the Most Intelligent People | Inc.com

Success isn't given, it's earned. The most brilliant minds in the history of humankind all have one thing in common--and it's not just their creativity and intelligence. The most intelligent people that transcend expectations and create lasting changes in the world learned how to master their …

Time Management

How you can use the 5-hour rule to achieve your goals and improve your life

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable.<p>Life is full of …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha’s, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Mindfulness

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

The Lifelong Problem With Loneliness

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

Psychology

15 ways to support someone who is grieving

There are many ways you can offer practical help to the recently bereaved including what not to say<p><b>1.</b> Never avoid someone who has been bereaved. It’s confusing and hurtful. Texts, emails and letters are all acceptable – it’s the contact that matters. Grief can make you feel scared and alone. Saying …

Grieving

Eckhart Tolle Brilliantly Explains How to Deal with Anger and Other Negative Emotions

We all know what anger is. That often fleeting but violent feeling that arises in response to perceived threats.<p>Anger is a normal and healthy human …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Self-improvement